The Meghalaya government and it is in touch with the ICMR to ensure that testing is made available at Nazareth Hospital in Shillong.
The government has also ordered 25 new ambulances with life support facilities.
“We expect to receive these new ambulances in about four days time. These 25 new ambulances are being funded through the CMRF contribution, which all of you have made at different levels,” chief minister Conrad K Sangma said on Friday evening.
He said that 5.50 crore have been received in the CMRF and the funds will be invested in Corona Care Centres and other infrastructure requirements.
The chief minister also visited the designated Covid Hospital, the Shillong Civil Hospital along with Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong and held review meeting with staffs in the hospital premises on Friday.
“We reviewed the entire situation in the civil hospital to ensure that all necessary arrangements are in place,” Sangma said.
On usage of social media, the Chief Minister said, “I would like to stress that a lot of news and information is flowing in on social media. We really need to act responsibly in these kind of situations.
“ I am very upset to see that certain individuals were giving out lists of patients who had visited Bethany Hospital. This goes completely against the privacy and it is very very incorrect for everybody to do that.”
He informed that an FIR in this case has been filed and action will be taken against those people who responsible for it.
He informed that the government is in touch with ICMR to ensure that testing is made available at Nazareth Hospital Shillong.
“We hope that we will get a positive response from the ICMR very soon,” he said.
He informed that close to 30,000 PPEs are in stock right now, and by Friday tonight itself, the government is receiving another 20,000 PPEs, which will add upto 50,000 PPEs.
Sangma also informed that the government has been allocated 4000 rapid test kits, and at the same time through different companies, the State government is also souring rapid test kits.